PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton senior Mike Bois was declared academically ineligible by the school, thus ending his college hockey career.
Though his grades were well within the generally accepted levels, Bois, 22, fell victim to Princeton’s own higer standards. He has gone back to his home in Longlac, Ontario, but intends to return in the fall to finish his degree.
Bois, the 1994 Baker Trophy winner as team Rookie of the Year, was one of coach Don Cahoon’s favorite players. Other players were more skilled, but Cahoon was always impressed with Bois two-way play, ability to deflect shots, and amazing balance on his skates.
This year, with the Tigers depleted defensively, Bois was moved to the backline for the first time since midgets, and didn’t complain.
In 103 career games, Bois totalled 26 goals and 38 assists for 64 points. His best season statistically came in 1994-95, the year the Tigers made it to the final game of the ECAC Tournament, when he compiled 10 goals and 13 assists.
As a junior, Bois won a Centennial Cup (Junior A national championship) as a member of the Thunder Bay Flyers.